Illustration of a mandrake root baby

Monday Morning Storytime – The Forest Witch finds Love

The forest witch wearily stuck her shovel back into the unforgiving soil, levering up another dry mound. Would anything ever grow here? She lifted the shovel, and paused, thinking she had heard something. None of the town’s folk ever came up this way. Once, she had lived on the outskirts of the town, and helped the town’s people with their medicinal needs. But a travelling reverend had convinced them that she was ungodly, and she had been chased from her home. They had killed and strung up her dear cat and friend, Cotton, claiming she was the witch’s familiar and her […]

Illustration - a spirit guide meets the lonely spirit of a stray cat

Monday Morning Storytime – All and the Cat

All crouched down, tentatively extending a hand to the recently deceased cat’s spirit. The spirit mewed plaintively and sniffed All’s hand, not yet realising that such earthly senses were lost to it now. All sighed in pity, noticing the ribs showing in the mange – ridden body. The cat had been a stray, like so many of the neglected and lonely spirits All brought into The Family. All too was a stray, of sorts. That’s why The Family had been started in the first place. To give all the forgotten and lonely souls a place to belong and be accepted. Something […]